Writer Adam Hochschild reflects on a health care experience abroad that underscores the "absurdities" of the American medical system.
Jacqueline Genovese reflects on a dinner and discussion series that lets Stanford physicians experience the "slow medicine of literature."
Radiologist Ali Tahvildari grapples with how to deliver an uncertain diagnosis. When does causing worry conflict with a doctor's pledge to "do no harm?"
Throughout her medical career, listening to her patients has help psychiatrist Shaili Jain transcend the job's challenges.
Looking back on her medical training, Jessica Gold realizes it was the little things - like watching a resident console a scared patient - that mattered.
Physician, writer and mother Diana Farid writes about balancing the importance of medically accurate language with a desire to comfort her child.
Why do doctors become less curious over time? And how can it be fixed? Physician Amitha Kalaichandran discusses the importance of promoting curiosity.
As physician Ilana Yurkiewicz writes, it can be challenging to treat a patient with a hematological emergency who is concerned about the cost of care.
Audrey Shafer's childhood was made immeasurably happier by the gay neighbors who made her feel loved, welcome and accepted.
Launched in 2009, Scope has published 10,000 posts. A celebration featuring narrative writing — kicking off with a piece from Abraham Verghese — is planned.